Regional Wānanga

Kia ora ngā uri o Tūaropaki

For the first time in the Trust's history, Tūaropaki Trust will be holding regional wānanga to connect and engage with Owners and uri and seek their feedback on the future of the Trust. 

These will be held at:

Whanganui, Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9am-2pm, Kingsgate Hotel, 379 Victoria Ave, Whanganui

Hastings, Saturday, August 6, 2022, 9am-2pm, The Cheval Room, Hawkes Bay Racecourse, 300 Prospect Rd, Raureka, Hastings

Auckland, Saturday, September 3, 2022, 9am-2pm, Ellerslie Event Centre, 100 Ascot Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland

Christchurch, Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9am-2pm, Chateau on the Park - DoubleTree by Hilton, 189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch



National Equestrian Centre, 114 Rapids Rd, Rotokawa, Taupō Saturday, October 15, 2022,

7am Registration and RAT testing opens

8am Tūaropaki Operations Tours commence, departing NEC at 8am, 8.30am, 9am. (While seats on buses are limited, every tour will visit Tūaropaki dairy operations, Tūaropaki Power Station/Halcyon Power Ltd and Ngaire George Sustainability Centre/Te Pae o Tūaropaki)

10.30am Tūaropaki Expo opens (NEC)

11.30am Lunch 

1pm Trust Order Review Wānanga begins

4pm Poroaki/Close

Accommodation is available for whānau at Mōkai Marae on Friday, October 14. For accommodation, to book a seat on the tour, and to attend the wānanga please email

Priority will be given to those who RSVP in advance.


These replace the five regional wānanga scheduled for 2021 that had to be postponed in the interests of keeping our koroua and kuia safe under Covid-19.

The 2022 wānanga mark a commitment to engaging our Owner whānui and prior to the first wānanga we will send out an information pack. This has information on the current Trust Order and our suggested changes. 

This full consultation document asks for Owner feedback and your whakaaro on any potential changes to the Trust Order. 

The regional wānanga will be an opportunity to learn about the history of the Trust and an opportunity for you to share your whakaaro on three important matters: 

  1. The purpose, values and vision of the Trust. You can see our current values here 
  2. Current Trust Order, potential changes and the impacts these may have on Owners
  3. Future of the Trust – what are your aspirations for the future Trust

If you have an Owner ID card, please bring it with you to ensure a quick and easy registration. 

It is the Trustees hope that Owners will also bring along their mokopuna, tamariki and/or rangatahi to the wānanga so they too can connect with the Trust and understand how they whakapapa into the fabric of Tūaropaki and all that the Trust has been and will be. 

Following the regional wānanga, all feedback will be collated into a document and sent to Owners for consideration. This will then determine next steps, for example, whether Owners require more information or whether we move straight to a draft Trust Order. 

The process will be:

Step 1: Regional wānanga and consultation document to collect Owners’ views
Step 2:  All of the feedback will be collated and a report sent to the Owners
Step 3: Draft Trust Order will be sent to Owners
Step 4: Special General Meeting to Vote on whether or not to accept the draft Trust Order
Step 5: If the Vote accepts the draft, then an application will be made to the Māori Land Court to update and confirm the new Trust Order


We hope to meet as many of our whānau whānui as we can as it is important to us that everyone has their say on the future direction of Tūaropaki Trust. 

For catering and seating layout we would appreciate if attendees could pre-register for the wānanga they wish to attend, by emailing (preferably at least a week before the date of the wānanga). Let us know who will be attending, Owner and/or uri and any dietary requirements.

If you cannot pre-register, or forget, e pai ana, you can register on the day. Please bring your Owner Shareholder ID card to make registration on the day easy.

Ngā mihi 

Tūaropaki Trustees

Taupō Wānanga details

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